Soft Earth Hard Ground, performance walk, May 27, 2023 photo credit – Ethan Laarman
Linda M Wysong is an interdisciplinary visual artist who works at the nexus of social practice and public space. Examining the relationship between the built and the natural environment, her practice is not centered in object making but rather utilizes place, space and experience. Participating in the civic dialogue, Wysong has contributed to numerous design and planning teams. She has public art installations in Seattle’s Northgate district, and at the Interstate MAX, Springwater Trail and RiverEast Plaza in Portland. In 2011, she was invited to be part of an international trans-disciplinary team to revitalize the historic Ute Ulay mine in Lake City, Colorado. Wysong’s work has been shown nationally and internationally. Her video Beneath Our Feet was included in Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s (PICA) TBA:05 and her performance/tour Backyard Conversations in TBA:08. Selected exhibition venues include: Exit Art in New York, Southern Exposure San Francisco, the National Building Museum, Washington DC, and Kunst en Complex, Rotterdam. Wysong has been a part-time PNCA faculty member since 1990, teaching Sculpture, Art Theory, Professional Practices, and Art History.